[aur-general] bit torrent AUR

Nick Shvelidze captain at pirrate.me
Sat Jul 25 11:21:45 UTC 2020

On Sat, Jul 25, 2020 at 9:07 AM Storm Dragon via aur-general
<aur-general at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Howdy,
> The recent AUR migration got me to wondering how difficult it would be to set up the AUR as a p2p model with something like bit torrent. I am not at this point even suggesting that it be implemented, I am more just curious about the challenges of such a thing.
> Thinking about it, there would have to be some kind of security process in place to make sure PKGBUILDs were not modified and retrieved from only one source. Maybe a way to mark certain machines as trusted, and/or setting a minimum of distributers that must agree on the validity of the PKGBUILD in question.
> I am by no means an expert on this stuff but if something like this were done, and if it worked, it could even be expanded to community packages as well, meaning that any machine with a cache could also serve as a mirror for those packages. So, is something like this feasible?
> Thanks,
> Storm
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Using P2P for repository packages (like core, extra, community etc.)
seems like a good idea.
For the AUR, it means that there need to be trusted machines building
AUR packages and generating hashes for them, basically the same amount
of work as just making a new repository containing all the packages in
the AUR.

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